High-Performance Ford Collection Highlights Dallas Mecum Auction


1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback
1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S88). Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.
Mecum Dallas returns to Dallas this week, kicking off this Thursday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Mecum says it expects 1,000 vehicles to cross the block during the three-day event from October 15-17. You can register to bid online, by phone, and at the venue.

Mecum has high expectations for a successful event that will adhere to strict safety protocols for attendees due to the pandemic. While advanced tickets are sold out, a limited number will be available at the door. Entrances and social distancing practices will be closely monitored. Masks and temperature checks are also required for all participants and attendees. (More about the safety protocols below.)

The Dallas auction follows a successful Summer Special Auction in Kissimmee, Florida in August. At the auction, 800 vehicles crossed the block, with 518 sold, raising $18.6 million in overall sales. That’s a 65% sell-through rate. Mecum says the collector car market is strong, as people look for a diversion. Since June, Mecum has held five live auction events. Dallas Mecum will be the sixth.

There are some exciting vehicles headed across the block and quite a variety as well. Some of the ones that caught our eye include a 2020 Corvette Coupe 3LT with 671 miles. It’s equipped with the Z71 package with performance exhaust and a LT2 6.2L/495 HP engine.

corvette
senna

Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.


Notable exotics include a 2019 McLaren Senna (pictured left to right.) It’s one of 500 produced and only has 95 miles on the odometer. A V8 engine produces 789-horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

There is also a low-mileage Corvette Pace Car Collection. The 6 ‘Vettes date from 1978 to 2008 model years.

With the new Ford Bronco coming out soon, some classic Broncos also get our attention: a 1974 Ford Bronco and a 1975 Ford Bronco Stroppe Baja Edition (pictured left to right.)

blue bronco
colored bronco

Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.


The Brittany Blue ‘74 Bronco has a Coyote 5.0L engine and a custom tan leather interior. The ‘75 Baja Bronco is One of 30 1975 Baja Bronco models converted by Bill Stroppe and Associates in Long Beach, California and is 10 of 14 known registered examples.

Wayne Davis High Performance Ford Collection

A highlight of the Dallas Mecum auction is the Wayne Davis Presents: A High Performance Ford Collection. The collection is a classic GT, Shelby and Boss Mustang lover’s dream.

It includes a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback No.02498 with an estimated gavel price of 225,000 - $275,000 (Lot S88). It’s one of only 256 GT500s produced in 1967 with factory air conditioning. It was professionally restored by John Brown of Thoroughbred Restorations in Oklahoma.

1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback
Ford Mustang Boss 429

Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.


Another featured vehicle is the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback in Grabber Blue (Lot S90) estimated to gavel for $200,000-$250,000. The 7.0L Boss 429 versions were only built in 1969-70. Read more about Wayne Davis here.

Peyton S. Carnes, Jr. Estate Collection.

Another collection to watch is the Peyton S. Carnes, Jr. Estate Collection. It includes 14 vehicles ranging from Jaguars to Lincolns to Cadillacs dating between the 1930s and 1960s. Read more about Peyton Carnes here.

One of the vehicle’s crossing the block is a 1959 Buick Lesabre Convertible with an Arctic White exterior with polished stainless and chromed trim, rear fender skirts and a broad, floating front grille.

1959 Buick Lesabre Convertible (Lot S146). Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.

Other vehicles include a 4-speed manual 1953 Jaguar Mark VII in a deep Burgandy with a leather interior. As well as a 1936 Packster 1401 Eight Coupe Roadster finished in Packard Cream with a red leather interior. 1936 was the final year for signature Packard features like 17-inch wire wheels and dash-adjustable ride control shocks.

Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.


Safety Protocols

Mecum is taking a number of safety and health measures to address the pandemic. Masks are required for everyone and social distancing will be monitored closely. Other measure being taken include:

  • Daily touch-free temperature screening will be required for all attendees and employees prior to entering the auction grounds. Anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees will not be permitted access.
  • Masks will be mandatory for all Mecum employees, exhibitors and all attendees.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be conveniently located throughout the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Frequent hand washing is highly recommended.
  • Auction floor seating will also be arranged to manage adequate social distancing.

TV Schedule

If you can’t make it to the auction, you can also catch all the action on NBCSN. Click here for the TV schedule.
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